Referendum
Referendum

THANK YOU BEAVER DAM! We will deliver a set of projects the community will be proud of for years to come. Those projects will be delivered on time and under budget. Thank you for your support of our schools and belief in our students.

What is Included?
Communication Plan
Communication Resources
The Referendum Process
Referendum FAQs
Survey Results
Voting Information for Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Tax Impact Calculator for Homeowners
Beaver Dam High School Plan

What is included?

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Communication Plan

*Community opportunities for discussion and input are in bold

August
•  Facebook & Twitter 
      -  Facebook Friday, Twitter Tuesday
•  Aug. 8 - 6:00 pm High School facility tour
•  Week of Aug. 15 - Referendum web page goes live
•  Week of Aug. 15 - Referendum branding complete
•  Aug. 23 - 11:10 am-11:50 am call-in radio show

September
•  Facebook & Twitter    
     -  Facebook Friday, Twitter Tuesday
•  Sept. 6 - 6:00 pm High School facility tour
 Sept. 8 - 7:30 am Community Coffee:  Edith’s Cafe
•  Week of Sept. 12 - Postcard mailing
•  Week of Sept. 12 - Photo gallery on web page complete
•  Sept. 21 - 6:00 pm Lions presentation
•  Sept. 27 - 11:10 am-11:50 am call-in radio show
•  Week of Sept. 19 - Citizen guest column

October
•  Facebook & Twiiter
     -  Facebook Friday, Twitter Tuesday
•  Oct. 3 - 12:35 pm Community Comment
•  Oct. 3 - 6:00 pm High School facility tour
•  Oct. 10 - 12:00 pm Rotary presentation
•  Oct. 10 - 7:00 am High School facility tour
•  Oct. 13 - 7:30 am Community Coffee:  Edith’s Cafe
•  Week of Oct. 17 - Citizen guest column
•  Week of Oct. 17 - Kiwanis presentation
•  Week of Oct. 24 - Comprehensive mailing 
•  Oct. 25 - 11:10 am-11:50 am call-in radio show

November
•  Facebook & Twitter
     -  Vote!  Message
•  Nov. 1 - 6:00 pm High School facility tour
•  Nov. 3 - 7:30 am Community Coffee:  Edith’s
•  Nov. 7 - Auto-call to parents and staff
     -  Message:  Vote!


LogoCommunication Resources

Facilities Timeline
(posted 1/14/16)

Facility Concerns
Handout

(March 2016)

Informational Postcard
(mailed to families 4/22/16)

*Survey Results 
Summary

(posted 6/20/16)

*Thank you Postcard
(mailed 7/14/16)
Facilities Timeline Facility Concerns Info Family informational Mailer Survey Results Summary Thank you Postcard

Fact Sheet Handout
(September 2016)

Informational Postcard
(mailed 9/12/16)

*Fact Sheet Mailer
(mailed 10/24/16)

   

Newspaper Articles
(various dates)

     

Voters approve upgrades in Beaver Dam schools
11/9/16

Vote no on school referendum
(Letter to the Editor)
11/2/16

School a nightmare for handicapped
(Letter to the Editor)
11/2/16

Vote for what matters
(Letter to the Editor)
11/1/16
                   

 

School tour reveals needs
(Letter to the Editor)
10/31/16

Referendum invests in the future
(Letter to the Editor)
10/28/16

Referendum: A view from the inside
(Letter to the Edtor)
10/26/16

Vote yes to BD referendum
(Letter to the Editor)
10/21/16

 

More Than 350 Have Toured BDHS
10/4/16

BEAVER DAM SCHOOL REFERENDUM: Voters Urged to Get Informed
10/1/16

School Project Going to Referendum
7/11/16

Survey Points to Success for BD School Referendum
6/20/16

Beaver Dam Survey Results to be Announced
6/15/16

Beaver Dam School Surveys due on Tuesday
5/26/16

Survey Shows Possible Concept of BDHS Future
5/9/16

Beaver Dam School District Surveys Going Out This Week
5/2/16

Support School Transformation 
(Letter to the Editor)
4/12/16

Beaver Dam Residents to get Survey About High School
3/14/16

Beaver Dam High School Meetings Begin
1/12/16

District Approves Borrowing $6 Million
4/16/12

*mailed to all Beaver Dam Unified School District residents


LogoThe Referendum Process:

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LogoSurvey Results

The results of the 2015 Community Referendum Planning Survey have been tabulated.

CLICK HERE to view SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY
 
CLICK HERE to view SURVEY RESULTS


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Voting Information for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote

  • OUT-OF-TOWN ABSENTEE VOTERS: Out of town? Overseas? Click HERE.
  • IN-PERSON absentee voters: Vote NOW through November 4 at your town or village hall. Contact your municipality for hours available (links below).
  • NOVEMBER 8 VOTERS: Where do I vote on November 8? Click HERE.
  • Voters will need to bring ID to the polls. If you need an ID, click HERE.  
  • Acceptable forms of ID are listed HERE.
  • Town/Village Voting Information:
  • The Ballot Question Explained
    • QUESTION BALLOT WORDING: "Shall the Beaver Dam Unified School District, Dodge County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $48,900,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and improvement program consisting of: additions, remodeling, renovations and site improvements at the High School campus? safety and security improvements at District school buildings? and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment?"
      • If you vote "Yes" to the Question, your vote is in support of the renovation project.
      • If you vote "No" to the Question, your vote is not in support of the renovation project.

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Tax Impact Calculator for Homeowners

Eight municipalities, including the City of Beaver Dam and surrounding townships, each pay taxes supporting the Beaver Dam Unified School District. Use this calculator to estimate the tax impact of the proposed referendum on your own home. Or, download an Excel spreadsheet for further calculations > Download Spreadsheet

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Beaver Dam High School Plan

Beaver Dam High School Plan

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  • Beaver Dam Unified School District
  • 705 McKinley Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920 885-7300